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'"Professional Griefers" is a single by deadmau5 featured on his sixth studio album, > album title goes here <. It was released on 14 August 2012 under mau5trap and Ultra Records. Featuring the vocals of American singer Gerard Way, this song served as the third single from the album.

Background[]

On 14 February 2011, a track titled "Deer Bus" surfaced online after a Ustream session where Zimmerman previewed songs for his upcoming album.[1] This track, initially a working title, was followed by a modified mix known as "Expert Griefers." This version served as the instrumental of "Professional Griefers," which Zimmerman premiered at LED Festival on 11 June 2011.[2]

Throughout the 2011 Meowingtons Hax Tour, Zimmerman played "Expert Griefers" with visuals from the Cube and often mixed it with samples of Daft Punk's "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger." On a 16 July 2011 stream, Zimmerman confirmed he would add vocals to the track. By 25 August 2011, he teased the vocal version, though the lyrics differed from the final release.[3]

On 18 November 2011, the instrumental was played during the official launch of Minecraft.[4] By this point, the song was gaining massive popularity despite being unreleased. In early 2012, when asked why he hadn't released the track yet, Zimmerman said he was planning something big. In July, he announced a video shoot and invited 2,000 fans to participate. The music video was released on 29 August 2012.

In a November 2012 issue of Alternative Press Magazine, it was revealed that Zimmerman chose Gerard Way to sing due to their shared geeky interests. Way almost declined because the song's title was mistyped as "Grievers," but he liked the instrumental so much he decided to proceed. Once he knew the correct title, Way drew lyrical inspiration from Battle Royale and William Gibson.

The song became a moderate success, peaking in the top 30 of the alternative charts in both the US and Canada, and reaching 81 on the UK Singles Chart.

Lyrics[]

I like the sound of the broken pieces

I like the lights and the siren she says

We got machines but the kids got Jesus

We like to move like we both don't need this


God can’t hear you,

They won't fight you

Watch them build a friend just like you

Morning sickness, XYZ

Teenage girls with ESP


Give me the sound to see

Another world outside that’s full of

All the broken things that I made

Just give me a life to bleed

Another world outside that’s full of

All the awful things that I made


We like to dance but the dead go faster

Turn up the slam/hound/bar/code/blast/her

We want the cash or the junk you’re after

Rez-up control for the mix tape master


Cell-correction, mass dissection

Death-squad brats are in detention

Morning sickness, XYZ

Boys with bombs in NMA


Carbon-lacing, spent shell-casings

Photographs that I’m erasing

Bonus lives with pixel-screams

Girls with guns on LSD


Cell-infection, mass-destruction

Program for the final function

Lab-rat king, rescue team

Save me from the next life


Give me the sound, to see

Another world outside that’s full of

All the broken things that I made

Just give me a life to bleed

Another world outside that’s full of

All the awful things that I made


'Cause we are the last disease

Another broken life that’s full of

All the awful things that I made

And we got the eyes to see

Another broken life that’s full of

All the awful things that are made

And we got the eyes to see

Another broken life that's full of

All the awful things that are made

Releases[]

Digital (Vocal Mix)[]

No. Title Length
1. "Professional Griefers" (Vocal Mix) 4:03


Digital (Single)[]

No. Title Length
1. "Professional Griefers" (Radio Edit) 3:02
2. "Professional Griefers" (Vocal Mix) 4:03
3. "Professional Griefers" (Instrumental Mix) 6:24
Total length: 13:25



Trivia[]

  • The name was inspired by a term used in online gaming. A "Griefer" is someone who intentionally harasses and provokes other players online to disrupt their enjoyment of the game.
    • It's thought that the title "Professional Griefers" reflects Zimmerman's encounters with these disruptive players during his online gaming experiences
  • This song is featured in the soundtracks of the video games Asphalt 8: Airborne and FIFA 13.
  • According to Gerard Way, the cat mask from My Chemical Romance's "Na Na Na" music video was inspired by the mau5head.

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References[]


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